In­sti­tute to re­duce de­pen­dency on for­eign labour

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SHAH ALAM: The MMC-Ga­muda’s Tun­nelling Train­ing Acad­emy (TTA) is ex­pected to re­duce the de­pen­dency on for­eign labour.

Ga­muda En­gi­neer­ing man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Datuk Ubull Din Om said through the acad­emy, man­power for megapro­jects would also be met.

“Through the acad­emy we can raise the pro­duc­tiv­ity and skills of lo­cal work­force and this would even­tu­ally re­place for­eign work­ers with highly skilled lo­cals,” he said at the MMC-Ga­muda’s TTA grad­u­a­tion cer­e­mony.

“Di­rectly, our econ­omy can be im­proved through the re­duc­tion of out­flow of funds t r a n sferred by for­eign work­ers and im­prove the cur­rent ac­count deficit.”

He said the grad­u­ates would supp or t the ini­tia­tive to en­sure Malaysia be­comes a high-in­come na­tion by 2020.

Yes­ter­day, an­other 100 stu­dents grad­u­ated from TTA and re­ceived their em­ploy­ment letters.

These stu­dents would form part of the 1000 em­ploy­ees needed for MRT Line 2 (Sun­gai Bu­lo­hSer­dang-Putrajaya) con­struc­tion.

The trainees ,of which one third were from Sabah and Sarawak, were also pre­sented with their grad­u­a­tion scrolls by Min­is­ter in the Prime Min­is­ter’s De­part­ment Datuk Seri Ab­dul Rah­man Dahlan. They are ex­pected to be­gin work in Novem­ber.

Ga­muda Bhd ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor. Datuk Azmi Mat Nor thanked all par­ties in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of the acad­emy and the trainees as this had al­lowed the trainees to sup­port their fam­i­lies back at home.

Datuk Ubull Din Om

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